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Subject: Quatermass Review
Just to correct the previous reviewer, but this is a UK televion programme and copyright for UK television programmes expire after 50 years.
See UK Patent Office information on duration of copyright.
These shows are still under copyright, of course. But apparently the Archive doesn't care if it's the UK...
Subject: The 50's had some good programming
Right from the start we are captivated by the unpretentiousness of good acting and a good script. These actors gave it there all and holds my attention. 1950's Science fiction seemed to make us believe that we were being assaulted by forces from beyond our world. Of course there was the belief we would prevail once we knew what were the stakes.
Subject: well worth a watch
I have down loaded the series and enjoyed it. Partly as good dated entertainment and some stilted acting - yes you girl.
Very well done for the time with nice touches appreciated now like "the next transmission will be at 9pm" etc and the intro warning that this may be scarry.
Look out for Wilfred Bramwell ( typecast ) and Melvin Hayes.
slugs and urchins -
Subject: Classic TV
these are really good, you can see origins of shows like The Prisoner and Dr. Who, plus it's so much better than many US TV shows that were made much later. Kinda of makes you wonder why we have put up with some many mediocre shows for so long.
Subject: DILLON! There's SOMETHING on your FACE!! (aaaaahhccchhtt)
I'm not much of a sci fi guy (heck, tv sci fi for that matter too) but I gave this a whirl, and man oh man.
After a bit of a labourous beginning (explaining the results of the first Quatermass perhaps?) the plot gets going with Quatermass and his sidekick Donner examining these little pod size things that have littered the country side (and made an old sheep codger somewhat off the deep end). That's essentially it as far as plot, and I won't spoil the ending of this episode, but it's a good one, and makes me itch for more!
It's camp, it's post-nuclear and it's British - it just doesn't get any better than this!
If you love the B&W Sci-Fi era then put the kids to bed, put the cat out, switch off the cell phone and settle in for six episodes pure sci-fi pleasure.
A clever mix of film and live Television, the pace is brisk and the story-telling is tight.
From the dramatic entrances used to introduce characters to the edgy plot line to the occasionally atrocious oveer-acting, Quatermass delights at every turn - WATCH IT!